Prez warns against misuse of social media

Prez warns against misuse of social media

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday cautioned against the misuse of social media, saying it has now emerged as a weapon used with "greater sophistication" by terrorists across the world and security agencies should adopt superior tactics and technology to tackle it.

Addressing the annual Intelligence Centenary Endowment lecture, Mukherjee said as new challenges emerge, agencies would also need to upgrade skills and technological capabilities.

“For the security personnel to effectively counter these threats, timely and reliable intelligence is of utmost value,”he said.

Mukherjee said the challenges to the security of the country can come from many sources and India has to fight against terrorism that receives support from outside the country.

Both state and non-state actors inimical to the nation are continuously engaged in efforts to destabilize India, he said.

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